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Wake 'N Bake Wrestling #4 - Battle Royals

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BATTLE ROYALS & J27

Welcome everyone to another edition of Wake ‘N Bake Wrestling! This morning we are smoking Kevin’s J27 from Kevin’s Kind in Sonoma, California. Not a strain that I am familiar with. But according to the package, it’s a relaxing but social strain with notes of sour citrus. And I gotta say, this is one very pleasant smelling strain. It has a very strong lemon scent that I instantly fell in love with. Beautifully trimmed, trichy, with pretty orange hairs. I couldn’t wait to get into it.

With the WWE Royal Rumble coming up on Sunday, I thought we would get high and watch some classic battle royals I can find online. It seems like YouTube removed so many. Well, I hope I can find some good ones...


41-Man Over-the-top-Rope Battle Royal
WWE Smackdown - October 14th, 2011

I am firing up the bong and kicking off this thing with a huge 41-Man Battle Royal on Smackdown from 2011. It’s a huge match with big names like CM Punk, Christian, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Sheamus, John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, and even smaller names like Yoshi Tatsu, Derrick Bateman (Known as EC3 today). This was an awesome bout that saw some of the biggest names in wrestling during the time. It worked like a Royal Rumble that saw the winner take on the Champion of their choosing. Those first couple of hits from the bong really have me focused on this match. It’s insane. It tastes so good and has such a good high. I love citrus terpenes and this flower is bursting with ‘em. I was just finishing up my bowl when this match appeared to be wrapping up.

As a bonus to that 41-Man Battle Royal, we get a Championship match between Champion Mark Henry and Randy Orton. It’s not a very good match. This whole experience was marred by Heel Michael Cole and his constant shitting on everyone. It’s annoying. This J27 has me getting kinda hungry. I think I gotta make a breakfast run.


Battle Royal at Royal Albert Hall
WWF - October 3rd, 1991

Okay, I am back with a Breakfast Burger from Carl’s Jr. My cravings get the best of me. I am going to start this next Battle Royal while I eat. I am going to be watching this one on the WWE Network, the link is available right below the article. The Battle Royal at the Royal Albert Hall has an awesome cover. I recommend picking this up if you ever see it in a second-hand store. I am going to watch the titular Battle Royal. Eggs and Beef collide in my belly as the WWF superstars come out to the ring. I love this classic WWF stuff. It’s corny in all the best ways. The Heel’s were still bad guys and the faces were loved by the crowd. I am sipping my Venti Dark Roast from Starbucks (...yeah I made two stops, sue me!) and really enjoying the ass-beating Piper is laying down on Ric Flair. I love seeing Flair in these things too. He is killing it. Oh man, Earthquake is in there snappin’ necks and Legion of Doom is looking hardcore as hell! What an amazing match! About time to pack the bowl again. Even though I am still feeling that first bowl. This is a really great strain.

Battle Royal at the Royal Albert Hall - WWE Network


40 Man Battle Riot Match
MLW Battle Riot - July 19th 2018

This final Battle Royal is going to be the MLW Battle Riot, a 40-Man true Battle Royal that doesn’t just mean, over-the-top-rope, but also Pinfalls/Submissions count! MLW is an awesome promotion. We get solid action, great wrestlers, and tremendous commentary. All on YouTube for FREE! If you aren’t watching this one then I don’t know what to tell you… I mean, yes I do! Check out this Battle Riot Match. It’s full of talented stars like Brody King, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, THE Kevin Sullivan with a Golden Spike in hand, and even the Spirit Squad. Damn… it was around the time when ACH came out that I took a hit from the bong that took me to another plane of existence. So delicious… then crazy hacking. This bud is very nice. A fine Indica for a well earned day off. Holy cripes, it’s Konnan. The ring was cleared out around halfway through the match except for “Filthy” Tom Lawler, that dude is a beast. Then I thought I had smoked too much, but Teddy Hart came in and jumped right out of the ring. It picked up when Davey Boy Smith Jr. came out. Then names like Sami Callihan, PCO, Shane Strickland, and Homicide. And things got a lot more hardcore. My focus was starting to wain, but I was still having fun.


Three great Battle Royals featuring entertaining and skilled competitors. MLW Battle Riot was so much fun. I hope they stick around. Usually I don’t watch this much WWE on here. But I thought I would get ready for Sunday. I never miss the big four. The J27 is a tasty strain from Kevin’s Kind. I loved the taste and the relaxing effect, but I did find it to be a bit harsh. Not too shabby though.

What are you going to be smoking for this year’s Royal Rumble?

Wake 'N Bake Wrestling #1 - Rikidozan

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RIKIDOZAN

It’s my morning off. I was slow getting out of bed. Insomnia really kicks my ass in the morning. So, I thought I would brew up a big pot of French Roast coffee, grind up some delicious buds, and check out some great wrestling matches. After some thought and some consideration for the upcoming NJPW Wrestle Kingdom event. I decided to watch the grand-daddy of Japanese Puroresu, Rikidozan. A wrestler that I was familiar with, but hadn’t watched any matches of.

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GOLDEN
STRAWBERRY

I don’t have much variety in the way of sativas, and that’s necessary for Wake 'N Baking. But, I do have a delicious Golden Strawberry from Airfield Supply Company that will do the job nicely. This is a very tasty strain that I had discovered last year while enjoying Airfield’s house pre-fills. It’s a full-bodied sweet flavor that just tastes so damn good! It’s also good for keeping you alert while not over-doing it.

So… Let’s get to it.


Rikidozan versus Masahiko Kimura was the main event of a JWA wrestling card from December 22nd, 1954. It pitted sumo-wrestling great, Kimura against the puroresu legend, Rikidozan. It was a fantastic bout that saw both competitors striking the shit out of each other. The moves may have been a bit basic, but that only made the bigger moves seem that much more intense. Check out the soccer kicks from ‘Dozan to Kimura’s head at the end of the match. It’s nutso!


Rikidozan versus Lou Thesz was the main event of a JWA wrestling card, performed on October 13th, 1957 in Osaka, Japan. The bout was a 2 of 3 falls match with the NWA Heavyweight Title on the line. The champion, Lou Thesz had been working a series of matches in Japan showcasing the belt. This series of matches between Lou Thesz and Rikidozan would go down as some of the most important bouts of tall time. These two set the standard in professional wrestling and set the bar years before anyone else would. It’s really interesting to see how much modern wrestling was influenced by matches like this. This particular match is the second of their legendary series. It’s a great match that followed up their five-star blow out. - It’s a pretty slow affair. The challenger, RIkidozan, had been trying his best to wear the champion down. Thesz was ready. And he had a counter for everything the Japanese star could dish out. Both guys gave it everything they had. - The action may have been slow and plodding, but when Thesz or ‘Dozan whipped out a big move, it meant more. These two went to “headlock city” early in the bout and kept it going throughout. However, every once in a while Thesz would hip-toss ‘Dozan or powerbomb him. Then Rikidozan would hit the Gaijin with a snap-mare. Both went back and forth, eventually leading to a double-countout. Ahh… wrestling.


Rikidozan versus Freddie Blassie was a huge main event from a WWA TV-Taping on March 28th, 1962. It hailed from the LA Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. A brutal match, this bout was for the WWA Heavyweight Title. A championship that was being held by the fan-favorite, “Classy” Freddie Blassie. Rikidozan was the big scary foreign heel that brought a hurting to the beloved champion. It was intense. The action was fast paced, brutal, and even spilled into the crowd. Quite a treat for the fans on hand. This proved to be one of my favorites with Blassie and ‘Dozan executing a perfect double-turn. The crowd slowly getting behind this mystery man from Japan.


Rikidozan versus Haystacks Calhoun was the main event of a JWA wrestling event from March 24th, 1963 emanating from the historic Kuramae Kokugikan (Old Sumo Hall) in Tokyo. This match saw Rikidozan as the NWA International Heavyweight Champion, although this was a non-title match-up. Both guys looked good, and it was awesome to see Rikidozan let his newcomer get some good offense in. It was the first time I had seen ‘Dozan work a big man like Calhoun, and it was entertaining to see them work and sell. A hell of a matchup.  



Rikidozan versus The Destroyer was the main event of a JWA wrestling event from December 2nd, 1963. This was a big two-of-three falls match for the NWA International Title. Rikidozan was coming into the match as the champion. It was apparently fought in front of “70 Million Viewers” on television. N-TV in Japan had aired the match and reported a 63% viewership, which accounted for those numbers. This was a fantastic bout. I feel like I have just discovered The Destroyer. He’s amazing. His cursing, yelling, and larger-than-life attitude make him so interesting. Then you throw in that horrible mask. It’s a work of art.